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The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)




The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predatory and fish-eating birds in Britain.

We monitor the levels of contaminants to determine how and why they vary between species and regions, how they are changing over time, and the effects that they may have on individual birds and on their populations.

GET INVOLVED - how can you help?

If you find a dead bird of prey telephone us on 01524 595830 and see the Packing and sending carcases page. Our office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you make contact outside of these hours we will get back to you on the next working day.

Would you like to provide us with feedback? Visit our Facebook page, email us on or visit our Twitter feed.

Found other roadkill? Please report to Project Splatter- creating a UK map of wildlife roadkill.

Spotted a kestrel in the wild? Participate in the Kestrel sighting count.

We are grateful to the and Alan Lawlor of CEH for kindly allowing us to reproduce their images in the production of this website. Some of the images used in the website are from and are © Westend61.


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